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Environment Committee

Dredging of the Ala Wai Canal may begin in November. Karen Ah Mai, chair of League's Environment Committee, reports that dumping of the dredge spoils is a source of contention. The plan is to place the 10% of the spoils which is toxic into a containment bed off the airport's reef runway. The rest would go into the EPA dump site 3 miles offshore in very deep water. Concerned citizens don't want any sludge to be dumped without bioremediation. There are two sites at which the State is experimenting with bioremediation: at the Whitmore village sewage treatment plant and at Kunia where a pesticide spill occurred years ago.

Hawaiian Electric is still pushing ahead with its plan to build a 138 kilovolt line on Waahila Ridge. There will be a contested case hearing in November.

The Environment Committee is examining the state of Oahu's water supply. Can the Ewa Plain support more golf courses?

If you are interested in any of these issues, call the office at 531-7448.

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